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First Love | [Ivan Turgenev]

First Love

At the end of a dinner party, the remaining guests drink wine and tell stories of their first love. For one of them, it will be a dark journey into his past, reawakening unbearable memories of his obsession with the beautiful Zinaida.
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At the end of a dinner party, the remaining guests drink wine and tell stories of their first love. For one of them, it will be a dark journey into his past, reawakening unbearable memories of his obsession with the beautiful Zinaida.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 01-16-14
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "Turgenev's Famous Novel..."

    Fathers And Sons is one of my favorite Russian novels, and this lesser known work, First Love, now becomes another of my top-ranking volumes of east European literature. Like Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, Turgenev is the literary precursor of the psychologist, teasing out the inner thoughts and motivations of his characters, painting them in umber scenes, often melancholy and reflecting on the past. First Love is about remembrance, hope, regret, and the full oeuvre of human emotion, a moving and compelling work of art.

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    Virginia Cobden, Australia 03-02-12
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    The reading is well done but the story was a bit tedious. Intesting to listen to as it is not too long but not my favourite book.

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